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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-06-04 19:43
May 2018 — A Wrap Up

 

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Vamps and the City by Kerrelyn Sparks

 

A pleasant surprise! I was expecting the lead couple would jump into bed immediately but I liked how the author took time to let the relationship develop. I also appreciated how they were willing to sacrifice their vamp/human nature for each other but decided on a compromise. I will definitely be reading the others.

 

 

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Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson

 

Funny and sad as usual. Funny because Betsy is so not what everyone expects her to be. She is a monarch who doesn’t wanna control the lives of her subjects. She doesn’t judge people based on their race, gender, sexual orientation etc. Hell, she is friends with the Devil’s daughter. Sad because she remains lonely or “unwelcome” almost everywhere. She is willing to put her trust in people and learns otherwise after they have hurt her (or tried to kill her). Her husband is the king of vampires and even though he loves her, he is still a cold bloodsucking…well vamp! Betsy is a misfit and I like her all the more for it.

 

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Overwinter by David Wellington

 

I don’t do why I keep doing this to myself. These books scare the heck outta me but I just can’t stop reading anything written by David Wellington. The Laura Caxton series was the same way and I finished it. Then, I went after this duology. There is another about zombies I think. I am going to die trying and I don’t even like horror! Oh, and the covers are so delicious.

 

 

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Unseen by Rachel Caine

 

Like it used to be with Jo from the Weather Warden series, Cas is a punching bag. Everybody thinks they can use her and then throw her away. She also doesn’t know when to quit or give up on people. She manages to be a kickass even when she had all her Djinn powers taken away from her. It won’t be a surprise if I said those were also the reasons why I like her so much.

 

Another good thing about this series is how violent things get. The big bad is brainwashing kids, arming them with the power to control the elements, and unleashing them on the world. That means there needs to be violence at a level that suits the events. It horrifies you and makes you sad at the same time. Cas does her best to remember that these kids might be mindless soldiers but they are still kids. Tough line to walk!

 

 

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Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan

 

I love books that show us how love for your family gives strength to face the world. My family has always been my rock, so it figures. This book is about a girl who does her best to protect her family from a supernatural threat. She almost loses the man she loves because of it.

 

I also like the light steampunkish vibes that this series has. In this particular installment, the main characters can’t decide if they actually felt something for each other or if it was due to a demonic deal the guy struck. It was fun to see how they untangled that mess. Oh, and the bad guys are really bad, so that was good too!

 

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Truth by Julia Karr

 

Just as cringe-inducing as the first one and I mean it in a good way. Even so, the writing could have been better. Like the whole feminist agenda could have been handled in a more subtle way. The author promised a third book sometime ago but I don’t think its coming. Well, another series wrapped up…good enough for me!

 

 

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Saving the Sammi by Frank Tuttle

 

A short story set in the same world as the previous book. The protag is a headstrong girl with a chip on her shoulder. She sets off to rescue a family who are in danger of being smashed to bits when their airship crashes. Not bad I’d say.

 

 

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Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

 

This YA series is more about sexual awakening than fantasy. It just doesn’t resonate with me the way I thought it would. The sense of foreboding created doesn’t let up until the very end. But I felt like nothing major happened that would qualify. The main character is constantly bombarded with visions and she fails to connect the dots until she is betrayed by a person she trusts. What I did like was the authentic portrayal of class differences and how vicious teenage girls can be to each other. If you’ve read this series, it won’t surprise you when I say that I didn’t sympathize with any of the characters, including the protagonist. However, I think that was deliberately done and made her feel more real to me. It is the same with her friends: one is rich, shallow, and dealing with effects of sexual abuse; the other is poor, unsure of herself, and constantly dreading her future. I will be reading the next one soon.

 

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The Beauty, Vol. 1 & 2 by Jeremy Haun and Jason A. Hurley

 

Imagine a viral STD that leaves half of the population looking model-like beautiful. Then imagine the rest protesting it as unreligious and unnatural. Sometime later, it is discovered that the virus is causing people to implode. That is the world these comics are set in. They are also full of gory deaths and an evil government. The art is pretty and the message about superficial perfection isn’t subtle. I like it!

 

So, this is what I did in May. What did you read?

 

Originally published at midureads.wordpress.com on June 4, 2018.

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review 2018-06-03 22:34
Last Days!!!
Ms. Marvel Vol. 4: Last Days - Marvel Comics

PEOPLE!!!!!
I'm so glad I finally picked up the next volume. I seriously can't get enough of Kamala Khan, she's my absolute favorite. I love everything about her.

 

I think that these volumes are just getting better and better and I can't wait to see were things will go. I need the next volume, as soon as I will get the chance to buy it. I want it right now but well...

 

This volume had so many great moments, that made me squeal and go awww....IT WAS AMAZING!!!!

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review 2018-06-02 19:16
Weakest of the three collected editions
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 3 - Various

I'm giving it three stories for the Cheetah story because that focus on the damage done to non-superheros and highlights the difference between Wonder Woman and Batman. I also enjoyed the stories with Poison Ivy and Superman. First story gets bonus points for the woman in charge.

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review 2018-06-02 19:09
Best of the Three Collected
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 2 - Ryan Benjamin,James Tynion, Noelle Stevenson

Of the three Sensation Comics Collections I have read, this is my favorite. It is also the most feminist.

 

There are two stories where Wonder Woman is not a central character - one about a woman army officer and another about two sisters. Both those stories feature girls and women of color.  Both stories are about the power of story telling and family - be it a sister or your brothers in arms.  They are also wonderful because the stories are not the standard woman sticks it to the men who under estimated her crap storylines.  

 

The story about a young musican coming into adulthood is also well done - in particular WW's line about the lasso and mansplaining. However, what I really enjoyed about that story is the look at a young teen star growing adulthood, what she wants and what those parents of her fans want her to be.   

 

Many of the stories feature minority characters - including one that takes place on Venus which also is about STEM and women in a predominately male job.  

 

I enjoyed the Lois Lane and WW story as well. I don't usually like Lois, but in that story she rocked. It was awesome seeing the two of them as friends.  

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review 2018-05-30 17:45
Crisis on Infinite Earths - George Pérez,Marv Wolfman,Jerry Ordway

I read these individual comics back when they were first published. While I hated seeing some of the heroes die, I was so glad to see that DC was cleaning up from all the different Earths. Although some of the dialogue is a little dated, this is a great story with great artwork.

Along with all 12 issues, this book also includes a history of the DC universe.

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